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223: Kiran Krishnan: Getting Friendly with the Microbial World l How to Optimize the Gut Microbiome, Manage Stress & Leaky Gut, and Support Mental Health with Psychobiotics

Dec 4, 2023 | Season 3


In this eye-opening episode with Kiran Krishnan, a distinguished research microbiologist and health & wellness expert, we take you on a journey deep into the world of microbes and the pivotal role they play in our overall well-being. Kiran sheds light on the intricate balance required to maintain a resilient ecosystem within our bodies, emphasizing the distinction between opportunistic and direct pathogens. He also shares how we can protect our oral microbiome, the flaws of most probiotic supplements, environmental stressors impacting our gut health, the connection with anxiety, and more. Make sure you grab your pen & paper for this episode!

Kiran Krishnan is a research microbiologist and a health and wellness expert who aims to make complex information understandable to all. He has founded a number of successful health and supplement companies over the last 15 years including co-founding and leading Microbiome Labs, the preeminent, microbiome therapeutics focused brand among healthcare professionals. He is currently a co-founder and partner in 3 other companies that aim to revolutionize wellness care. He has conducted and published several research studies in scientific journals, has published chapters in scientific textbooks/references books, has global patents and is a sought after speaker on human health and the microbiome.


0:51 Welcome to the show!

3:50 Kiran Krishnan’s Bio

4:40 Welcome him to the podcast

5:44 Understanding Microbes & their Role

8:26 Harmful vs Benign microbes 

10:28 Opportunistic vs Direct Pathogens

13:55 A balanced ecosystem & Resilience

18:40 What are we doing wrong for our microbiome?

24:18 Oral microbiome & Nitric Oxide

27:30 Stress Impact on the Gut

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31:00 Psychobiome & Natural selection

38:25 * BiOptimizers Stress Guardian *

39:39 Avoiding brushing your teeth?

43:13 Flaws with Probiotics

47:40 Lauren’s Biome

48:24 Glyphosate & Environmental Stressors

52:53 Antibiotics & the Gut

54:14 How to enhance the behaviors of the Gut

1:00:25 Hugging & Oxytocin

1:01:52 Cortisol-Leaky Gut Feedback Loop

1:14:17 Anxiety & IBS connection

1:17:05 Bifido Longum 17-14

1:18:02 High & Low-Frequency Brain Waves

1:23:04 Microbiome Labs ZenBiome

1:27:14 His final piece of advice

1:29:19 Thanks for tuning in!




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